JRM Vol.20 No.2 pp. 228-233
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0228

Development Report:

Verification of a Weeding Robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” for Paddy Fields

Teruaki Mitsui*, Takahiro Kobayashi**, Toshiki Kagiya***,
Akio Inaba*, and Shinya Ooba****

*Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Information Technology, 1-21, TECHNO PLAZA, Kakamigahara, Gifu 509-0109, Japan

**Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), 3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-city, Gifu 503-0014, Japan

***Gifu Prefectural Research Institute for Agricultural Technology in Hilly and Mountainous Areas, 2-6-56 Koreshige, Hida, Gifu 509-4244, Japan

****Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Gifu university, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 500-1193, Japan

September 28, 2007
December 17, 2007
April 20, 2008
robot, agriculture, weeding, paddy field, crawler
Increased public interest in food safety and clean agriculture (e.g., ecological agriculture, organic culture and agrochemical-free cultivation) is driving a production system change from dependence on and use of agrochemicals toward their elimination. However, this raises a huge time- and labor-consuming problem with weeds. The weeding robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” we propose decreases weeds in paddy fields without resorting to herbicides.
Cite this article as:
T. Mitsui, T. Kobayashi, T. Kagiya, A. Inaba, and S. Ooba, “Verification of a Weeding Robot “AIGAMO-ROBOT” for Paddy Fields,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20 No.2, pp. 228-233, 2008.
Data files:
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  2. [2] N. Kondo, M. Monta, and N. Noguchi, “Agri-Robot(II) – Mechanisms and Practice –,” Corona Publishing Co., LTD., pp. 194-195, 2006, (in Japanese).

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